We all love to see and hear the buskers in the town centre and we’ve certainly missed them.
Whilst it’s good they’re back there are things that we need to be careful about and there’s guidelines available to them so they know that what they’re doing is safe and to ask the public to follow the guidelines and respect other people’s spaces by observing the 2m social distancing rule.
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The Welsh Government has recently published an update about the performing arts which covers busking which states:
“Busking is a popular form of outdoor activity which can take many forms, from musicians to jugglers, magicians to acrobats. Much of the general guidance set out here (https://gov.wales/rehearsing-performing-and-taking-part-performing-arts-guidance-phased-return-html) will be applicable to busking. However, there are some specific points relating to the management of crowds and donations that are relevant.”
They also ask buskers to take a look at the Keep Streets Live” guidance on this and you can take a look at it here http://keepstreetslive.com/busking-and-social-distancing
Here’s a shorter version of what they’ve been asked to do:
Collect cash in a sealable container and disinfect it when you get home.u get home.
Wash your hands thoroughly after handling equipment, money, before eating, after driving, etc.
Carry hand sanitiser as access to public washrooms may be limited.
Select a suitable pitch which leaves a space between yourself and those watching and listening. They also need to be able to pass by safely.
When choosing pitches be aware of where customers may need to queue to enter businesses.
Equipment should be as lightweight so you can move quickly and easily because of changes in pedestrian flow.
It is the buskers your responsibility to manage any crowd and they should be asking their audience to disperse, respect each other’s space as necessary
Be familiar with the law as legislation and guidance can change on working outside, gatherings and social distancing, all the latest updates are available at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Members of the public too are asked to support buskers returning to our streets by not getting too close toothers and to maintain 2 metres social distancing.
Please help us and our social distancing wardens to keep the town centre as safe as we possibly can in order to protect our communities to keep Wrexham safe.
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